Posts By: Greg Cohen

  • Routes

    Miami Beach out and back; it could have been a lot worse!

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    Well, my job in Miami was just fine — no major stress, good people.  Couldn’t fit in a speed workout, and wound up doing the same out and back three times.  Normally that would be unremarkable, but this was a great out and back.  Pancake flat, starting on a boardwalk, then sidewalk (ok so it’s… Read more »

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    Long Run in the Rain

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    I think it was last Wednesday when I awoke to the radio announcer’s excitement: “Folks, we’ve got a HUGE storm coming this weekend. We are going to get DUMPED ON.” Realizing that I was planning to do a 20 miler, I wasn’t surprised. Bad weather and long runs. Like peanut butter and more peanut butter…. Read more »

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    First 20. More hills than I thought. Slower than I thought. Harder than I feared.

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    Ah, the 20 miler.  It’s a staple of marathon training.  I don’t know anyone who has done 26.2 without doing a few 20s weeks before. Because I ran a 25k last weekend, I’m actually a week late based on my Boston training, so I was anxious to get this one under my belt.  And man… Read more »

  • Race Report

    Boston Buildup 25k Race Report

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    There’s something about the metric system that seems so manageable to me.  Weekend warriors run a 5k, right?  A 10k is under an hour, right?  A 15k?  Well, that’s such a weird distance that no one can rattle off their PR in a 15k.  It’s less than a half marathon.  So that’s good. Last weekend,… Read more »

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    Tempo Interval Workout in Las Vegas

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    Once again, I find myself in Sin City for a project.  I’ve been out here in the desert for a week, now on the backend of a family vacation, and of course I’m loving the weather.  However, running here is a constant chore, at least close to the strip. Yesterday I was slated by McMillian… Read more »

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    Cruise intervals in Phoenix

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    I’ve spent the last few days in Phoenix, actually had an extra day as my flight was cancelled due to some sort of snow fall in New York.  I am not a lover of cold weather running, so it was great to have another day to be in shorts and a tee shirt. My job… Read more »

  • Routes

    Loop from Marriott Desert Ridge Villas / JW Marriott / Phoenix

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    Very happy, but wish it was a little longer, and that the first mile was a little quieter, but for what is obviously a heavily populated area it’s a good loop. Run from Marriott Canyon Villas / JW MarriottFind more Runs in Phoenix, Arizona

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    A New Low

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    It was 8° when I left the house today.  That fact pretty much framed the whole day — or at least until we could all forget about the whole 8° thing! Good long run with the Taconics today.  I’ve been traveling for the last several weeks, and have been running alone, so it was a… Read more »

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    Manhattan Half Marathon — Happy Winter

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    Had a great run yesterday at the Manhattan Half Marathon, which traditionally has been a race plagued by horrible weather.  Yesterday it was almost 40° at the start, with overcast skies but no rain.  It was great. I had been nervous about this race because it’s so early in my training for Boston; there’s still… Read more »

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    Avoiding Drunks, Whores, and Strollers: Long Run in Las Vegas

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    I’m in Las Vegas this week.  The weather is as good as it could be — highs in the mid 50s, lows in the 40s.  It’s been a nice change to the cold we’ve had in the east, as well as the slush and cold I suffered through in Detroit last week. I’m not a… Read more »